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First Kimball K-9 handler sworn in
First Kimball K-9 handler sworn in

At Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting, the City of Kimball swore in police officer Logan Luft as Kimball’s K-9 handler.

Defendants sentenced in Kimball County Court

Defendants sentenced in Kimball County Court

Kimball County Court Judge Randin Roland sentenced defendants of varying charges on June 12.

Vistabeam to be offered in Kimball

Vistabeam to be offered in Kimball

Vistabeam Internet is expanding its service to the Kimball area with the help of state grants.

7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run draws crowd

7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run draws crowd

The 7th annual Suicide Awareness Poker Run was held June 15 beginning in downtown Sidney, looping into Colorado before ending the day in Chappell. Proceeds support local suicide awareness programs.

History of the American flag celebrated by the Elks Lodge 1894

History of the American flag celebrated by the Elks Lodge 1894

The Sidney Elks Lodge 1894 celebrated the history of the American flag Friday June 14, 2024. Joined by DOES with a demonstration of the folding of the flag and the meaning of each fold.

Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

Defendants facing felonies appear in Kimball County Court

Defendants facing felonies appear in Kimball County Court

Four felony defendants appeared in Kimball County Court June 12 for hearings prior to moving onto District Court.

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Creating future leaders in Cheyenne County

Sidney - Leadership Cheyenne County held its graduation at Beans and Steams Coffee House Thursday Jun 13. The class is through the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce. Emily Thomas has headed the class for the last six years.

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

6 Regions, 1 Nebraska meeting scheduled for June 24 in Gering

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen's Office, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced in May the new 6 Regions, One Nebraska initiative.

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

Sidney's Downtown Sounds to feature six bands this summer

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage stops in Sidney

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage stops in Sidney

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passed through Sidney June 13 on its way to Indianapolis, Ind.

New Pub & Grub coming soon to Kimball

New Pub & Grub coming soon to Kimball

A Kimball family is bringing a new restaurant to Kimball soon; an opening date has not been set yet.

Law Enforcement from five states gather in Kimball for training

Law Enforcement from five states gather in Kimball for training

Photos Courtesy of the Kimball Police Department The Kimball Police Department hosted a less lethal impact training on Wednesday. Better known as a "bean-bag" round, the projectiles are fired from shotguns as a method of subduing a subject without serious

Kimball PD finalizes mutual aid agreement with Pine Bluffs PD

Kimball PD finalizes mutual aid agreement with Pine Bluffs PD

The Kimball Police Department officially signed a mutual aid agreement with the Pine Bluffs Police Department.

Clean Harbors’ first housing project almost complete

Clean Harbors’ first housing project almost complete

Clean Harbors' $2.8 million multi-family development project is approaching its completion date.

City Council OKs Chamber contract

City Council OKs Chamber contract

The Sidney City Council approved continuing its agreement with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce in the June 11 city council meeting.

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

Sidney City Council approves Placer.ai with 4-1 vote

The Sidney City Council approved a one-year agreement with Placer.ai. Data provided by Placer could be used to track movement in public events or retail centers. It does not record personal identity information.

Peetz Plateau School District to review proposed budget June 17

Peetz Plateau School District to review proposed budget June 17

The Peetz Plateau School District is scheduling a public hearing on the proposed 2024-2025 budget for 6 p.m. June 17.

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

Motorcyclists dies in two vehicle accident

SCOTTSBLUFF -- One person died when a motorcycle and a Subaru Outback collided at the intersection of East 27th Street and Highway 26 today.

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

Fair Board discusses liquor license, marketing update

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is finishing details as they are about six weeks until the fair begins. This year's fair is scheduled for July 20-27.

10-year-old recovering from baseball practice injury

10-year-old recovering from baseball practice injury

STERLING, Colo. -- One throw went astray and a night of practice turned into a week of medical uncertainty when a 10-year-old Atwood, Colo. Boy was struck in the head.

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage to stop in Kimball, Sidney

One of four Historic Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes to pass through Sidney on its way to Indianapolis, Ind.

Kimball Jr./Sr. High weight room open to students through summer

Kimball Jr./Sr. High weight room open to students through summer

Jr./Sr. High students are starting summer out with a bang by attending the summer weights program.

KHS partners with RWMC to bring more surgeons to Kimball

KHS partners with RWMC to bring more surgeons to Kimball

Beginning this week, Kimball Health Services is expanding its surgical services.

Playground update nears funding goal

Playground update nears funding goal

BRIDGEPORT -- Ground work is already underway for an update on an Elementary School playground designed to be all-inclusive.Today, June 10, the project has almost met its funding goal.

Hail, gusty winds in severe storms possible Monday

Hail, gusty winds in severe storms possible Monday

The National Weather Service placed the entire Nebraska Panhandle and southeast Wyoming in a severe thunderstorm watch on Monday afternoon and evening. 

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

20th Gold Rush Days celebration a success

The 20th Gold Rush Days celebration was held June 7-9 at Legion Park in Sidney. The event is a collection of staged history reenactments, storytellers, entertainers and vendors.

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

Dundy County authorities investigating accident involving train and semi-tractor-trailer

No injuries were reported when a semi-tractor-trailer hauling an excavator became high-centered at a railroad crossing near mile marker 2 on U.S. Highway 34  and was hit by a BNSF train Friday morning in Dundy County.

Severe thunderstorm watch includes Sidney, Kimball and Sterling

Severe thunderstorm watch includes Sidney, Kimball and Sterling

A few thunderstorms forecast for Saturday afternoon may become strong to severe with heavy rainfall, gusty winds and large hail, according to the National Weather Service.

Kimball students keep basketball skills sharp through summer activities

Kimball students keep basketball skills sharp through summer activities

The Kimball Jr./Sr. High School basketball players have a busy summer of staying on top of their game.

Kimball parents arrested following discovery of juvenile driver

Kimball parents arrested following discovery of juvenile driver

Two Kimball residents were arrested following a traffic stop the night of June 6.

Kimball sports staff hosting annual fundraiser

Kimball sports staff hosting annual fundraiser

The second annual Red and White Golf Classic is tomorrow, June 8.

Man sentenced for attempted burglary charge

Man sentenced for attempted burglary charge

A man was sentenced for a felony in Kimball County District Court June 4.

Creating HOPE for a good cause

Creating HOPE for a good cause

The Sidney Creative District is trying to spread hope through art. Local artists can pick up canvases at the city office to create a "Hope" inspired piece of art. The finished art will be displayed in local businesses until the Night of Hope.

City Council approves zero-fare summer program with KCTS

City Council approves zero-fare summer program with KCTS

The City Council approved to match $15,000 for a zero-fare summer program with KCTS for all Kimball residents.

Four fire departments band together to extinguish grass fire near Dix

Four fire departments band together to extinguish grass fire near Dix

Dix, Potter, Sidney and Kimball Volunteer Fire Departments teamed up to fight a grass fire directly north of Dix Wednesday afternoon. The fire that was first reported shortly before 3 pm, began at a ranch roughly three miles north of Dix on county road 59

History Cafe hosting Western history author Gail Hughbanks Woener

History Cafe hosting Western history author Gail Hughbanks Woener

The Overland Trail Museum is hosting award winning Western History author, Gail Hughbanks Woerner, at the special Friday, June 14 History Cafe.

Cycling for clues: Historical Scavenger Hunt on bikes part of Gold Rush Days lineup

Cycling for clues: Historical Scavenger Hunt on bikes part of Gold Rush Days lineup

This year is the 20th Gold Rush Days in Sidney. One of the new events is a Historical Scavenger Hunt on Bicycles.

City Council approved applying for grant to rehabilitate properties in Kimball

City Council approved applying for grant to rehabilitate properties in Kimball

In the June 5 City Council Meeting, the council approved moving forward with the Rural Community Recovery Grant through NDED for workforce housing.

Public Service Commission awards $31 million for broadband expansion

Public Service Commission awards $31 million for broadband expansion

Thousands of homes and buildings in rural Nebraska will soon get access to broadband internet thanks to new grants.

WNCC grad Jordon Underwood wins PTK Distinguished Chapter Member Award

WNCC grad Jordon Underwood wins PTK Distinguished Chapter Member Award

Recent Western Nebraska Community College graduate Jordon Underwood of Oshkosh was named a Distinguished Chapter Member by Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

LB840 designed to help communities boost business development

LB840 designed to help communities boost business development

LB840 was approved by the State in the 1990s allowing municipalities a way to incentivize business and new businesses. LB840 has since expanded to include child care and housing.

Sidney celebrates Teammates

Sidney celebrates Teammates

In 1991, Husker Football Coach Tom Osborne and his wife formed Teammates. In 2011, the program came to Sidney. It is a program that teams up an adult mentor with a student mentee to meet during school hours.

Kimball Jr./Sr. High to host basketball, volleyball camps

Kimball Jr./Sr. High to host basketball, volleyball camps

The Summer 2024 Future Lady Longhorn Camp is coming up at the end of the month where girls will learn the individual fundamentals and team culture of basketball and volleyball.

Long-time community member to fill open city council seat

Long-time community member to fill open city council seat

Long-time Kimball resident Jamie Murdoch will take one of the two open Kimball City Council seats at the end of the year.

Morrill County Community Hospital not renewing ambulance services in Cheyenne County

Morrill County Community Hospital not renewing ambulance services in Cheyenne County

Morrill County Community Hospital announced Monday in a letter to the Cheyenne County Commissioners it will not be renewing its contract to provide EMS services in Cheyenne County.

Nebraska Department of Labor to hold 'office hours' at Sidney Public Library

Nebraska Department of Labor to hold 'office hours' at Sidney Public Library

The Nebraska Department of Labor will be scheduling a representative to meet the public at the Sidney Public Library the second Wednesday of each month.

Reflections of a convicted Colorado impaired driver

Reflections of a convicted Colorado impaired driver

The Colorado State Patrol is releasing a three-video series of impaired drivers telling their stories.

Independent candidate seeks to unseat Sen. Deb Fischer

Independent candidate seeks to unseat Sen. Deb Fischer

Former Union President Dan Osborn is seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Deb Fischer as an Independent.

Two vehicle collision results in injuries

Two vehicle collision results in injuries

Scottsbluff police responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries at 11:35 a.m. Sunday.

Severe weather closes Sidney Aquatic Center early Sunday

Severe weather closes Sidney Aquatic Center early Sunday

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado spawned a tornado warning for Gurley, Neb. on Sunday afternoon.

More storms expected for Northeast Colorado

More storms expected for Northeast Colorado

Northeast Colorado can expect more storms this afternoon. This comes after a thunderstorm June 1 resulted in flooding in the Sterling area.

Report: Vehicles left stranded in flood waters in Sterling

Report: Vehicles left stranded in flood waters in Sterling

According to reports, flooding in Sterling, Colo. left vehicles stranded after severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on Logan County Saturday afternoon.

'Cruisin' Night' marks 22 years of history

'Cruisin' Night' marks 22 years of history

From vintage Corvettes to rat rods, 987 The Big Boy's 22nd Cruisin Night welcomed Summer in Sidney on Friday.

Photos: Sidney Cruisin' Night 2024

Photos: Sidney Cruisin' Night 2024

Google Maps registered "traffic at a standstill" in downtown Sidney during the annual Cruisin' Night event, hosted by 987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country, on Friday, May 31, 2024. View photos from the cruise on Illlinois Street below.

Sidney Regional Medical Center celebrates new MRI unit

Sidney Regional Medical Center celebrates new MRI unit

Sidney Regional Medical Center and the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the installation of a new MRI at SRMC today.

City Council Member leaving position after almost a decade

City Council Member leaving position after almost a decade

City Council Member Christy Warner took herself out of the running for one of the two city council seats opening this year.

Law enforcement investigating armed robbery in Gering

Law enforcement investigating armed robbery in Gering

Law enforcement are investigating an armed robbery resulting in one person injured in the Gering area May 21.

Great Western Sugar employee dies in possible gas exposure

Great Western Sugar employee dies in possible gas exposure

Great Western Sugar employee dies from possible hazardous gas leak. One other employee and two Fort Morgan firemen were also exposed to the gas believed to be Hydrogen Sulfide.

Mason Huck eager to share cruisin' night tradition with his daughters

Mason Huck eager to share cruisin' night tradition with his daughters

Summer vacation begins in the southern Nebraska panhandle with the annual cruise down Illinois Street in Sidney later this month. 

Cheyenne County Rotary Club hosting 'Cornhole Showdown' at Gold Rush Days

Cheyenne County Rotary Club hosting 'Cornhole Showdown' at Gold Rush Days

SIDNEY -- New to Gold Rush Days this year is a fun cornhole tournament. The tournament is sponsored by the Cheyenne County Rotary Club with proceeds supporting bus passes for 2024-2025 Sidney Public Schools students. The tournament will be held Saturday,

Color Run June 8 at Chappell Lake

Color Run June 8 at Chappell Lake

The Creek Valley Cheer and Dance Team will be hosting a Color Run, and a dunk tank, June 8 in Chappell.

Kimball summer baseball/softball program has begun

Kimball summer baseball/softball program has begun

The Kimball summer baseball/softball program began this week.

Missing Alliance woman found safe

Missing Alliance woman found safe

Alliance authorities report missing woman found safe and in good health.

Region 22 director resigns

Region 22 director resigns

Region 22 Emergency Manager Tim Newman has submitted his resignation. His last day working for Scotts Bluff County is June 20.